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Friends of The Old Pen


The Friends of the Old Pen are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1991 to support the Wyoming Frontier Prison in our efforts to preserve and share the history of our great historic site. This is a membership based organization, and the support of this group has been immensely helpful over the years. We meet the first Wednesday of every month in Rawlins. In June, the meeting will be held at the new Square Shooters, located in the Best Western Cottontree Inn. Membership forms are available below; if you’d like to become a member of the Friends of the Old Pen, please complete the form and return it to:

Friends of the Old Pen
500 W. Walnut St.
Rawlins, WY 82301

Your support is greatly appreciated.


To become a member of the Friends of the Old Pen,
please call (307)324-4422 or send your mailing address to


2017 Business Members
Bank of Commerce
Days Inn & Diamond Lil's
Farm Bureau Insuarnce
Hofmann & Ramsey CPAs
Kilburn Tire Factory
Memorial Hospital of Carbon County
Odd Fellows Lodge No.4
Rawlins DDA/Main Street
Rawlins National Bank
Shively Hardware Company
Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company
Su Casa
WLC Engineering, Surveying & Planning




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